Kahuku too much for Farrington
Jray Galeai threw for three touchdowns as No. 3-ranked Kahuku outlasted ninth-ranked Farrington 27-7 last night at Carleton Weimer Field.
Galeai, a junior, hurled scoring passes to Junior Mataafa, Paipai Falemalu and Willie Ching as the Red Raiders improved to 4-0 in Oahu Interscholastic Association Red East play (4-2 overall). Farrington dropped to 3-1 in conference play (3-2-1 overall).
The win by Kahuku marked its sixth in a row dating to 2003, and the 10th win in the last 11 meetings with the Govs.
Rainbow Warriors cool off Arizona St.
The University of Hawaii men's swimming and diving team defeated Arizona St. 158.5-141.5 in the season opener for both squads at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex yesterday.
Greg Wilson swam to first place in both the 100-fly (49.72) and 200-fly (1:52.36) events. Nicola Xella touched first in both the 100-breast (56.28) and 200-breast (2:05.41) races, and diver Magnus Frick swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events.
Hawaii (1-0) takes on ASU in another dual meet today.
Sullivan climbs to sixth in ASP rankings
Pancho Sullivan ascended to a career-high sixth place in the Foster's Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour rankings after finishing ninth in the Quiksilver Pro France meet in France yesterday.
The North Shore's Sullivan sits one spot behind three-time world champion Andy Irons of Kauai, who ranks No. 5 after placing 17th in the event.
Irons, brother Bruce Irons, and fellow Hawaii surfer Fred Patacchia failed to advance out of their heats in 1- to 3-foot surf in Hossegor, France.
UH-Hilo downs Lady Swords
UH-Hilo withstood a dominating opening game by Chaminade to win a Pac West women's volleyball match last night.
The Lady Vulcans prevailed, 21-30, 30-15, 30-24, 30-26 behind Hillary Hurley's 18 kills. Josimara Pinheiro added 17 kills and 15 digs for UH-Hilo, which upped its overall record to 9-4 (3-0 in the Pac West). Evelyn Bluthenthal and Vanja Radanovic each had 14 kills for the Silverswords, who dropped to 8-3 overall and 1-2 in league.
» LeeAnn Mapu dished out 45 assists as Brigham Young-Hawaii dropped Hawaii Pacific 30-27, 30-28, 30-25 last night at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.
The Seasiders improved to 6-5, 2-1 in the PacWest while the Sea Warriors dropped to 5-9 and 0-3.
BYUH's Deng and Li in tennis final
Brigham Young University-Hawaii's Maggie Deng and Elwin Li will face off in an all-BYUH showdown today in the finals of the Wilson International Tennis Association (ITA) West Regionals in Pomona, Calif.
The No. 1-seeded Deng defeated Hawaii Pacific University's Nina Mihova in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-4, and Elena Hudzikova, also of HPU, 6-0, 6-1, in the semifinals yesterday. Li upset the No. 2 seed, HPU's Ingrid Cseh, 6-1, 6-0, and then went on to dispatch Ivana Comsa of Cal State-L.A., 6-2, 6-1, in the semifinals.
Deng and Li, the top-seeded doubles duo in the tournament, defeated Cal State-L.A.'s Comsa and Bojana Ducanovic, 8-0, in the quarterfinals yesterday. The pair will face HPU's Mihova and Cseh in the semifinals today.
HPU's Hendrik Bode outlasted UC-San Diego's Eric Rubens, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, to reach the men's final. Bode will take on UCSD's Bijan Moallemi, who defeated HPU's Mark Mestan in the other semifinal.
Tourney winners earn berths in the ITA small college nationals, Oct. 11-14 in Mobile, Ala.